Angels and Demons ePub Edition by Dan Brown Click Here to Download the Book When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the ’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.
Reviews Reading this for the 2nd time before the movie comes out. It's not as good the second time around, lol. Not the book's fault, I just know what's going to happen this time around. I liked this one better the DaVinci Code, which I also enjoyed. The ambigrams (I don't think that is the right word) were fascinating. Also, if you're reading this pay close attention to Steve Jackson's game. (The Illumanti game that is popular in the US - just saying you may want to Google the name!) I respected what DaVinci Code had to say and wish it were true. I don't understand why so many people reacted so violently to a work of fiction. But A&D was faster paced with more puzzles to solve I think!
Based on the negative reviews I read, it must be true that even in fiction books, fact must be researched or the author loses credibility. Throughout the book the killer seems rational and caring, but when he is revealed as the mastermind he behaves like some of the nutcase criminals on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit or Criminal Minds. The change in character reminds me of a mental breakdown. Angels & Demons was fascinating, riveting. It was like watching National Treasure, a wild scavenger hunt. How Dan Brown wove the details of the hunt together shows strategic thinking and masterful skill. If you like adventure stories, Angels & Demons is a must-read.
I noticed there is this movement called 'Let's hate Dan Brown'. It's understandable. He speaks to much, doesn't he? The book is probably one of the best thing he ever wrote. And probably one of the best thriller books out there. The tension, the cliff-hangers, the turning points, the unexpected reveals, all at their right time, the point where you still have a lot to read and you simply can't figure what could possibly happen anymore, everything makes this book a flawless adventure. And that, is undeniable. This book is a total page-turner. Now about his other books? What can I say, he did write The Da Vinci Code. But this is another book, and most of the persons here, reviewing it should keep that in mind. Da Vinci Code, just like Angels and Demons, is a hypothesis. He is not expressing any certain opinion of his in the book, nor is he insulting any religious aspect. He is proposing something, that can either be believed or not. Both books are extremely well written for what they are and the ideas they suggest are purely objective. You can choose which ones to believe in, although it is known by now that Da Vinci code isn't exactly proof-based. This book is an amazing example of what a few years of research and heavy working can bring. An a amazingly
educational book that contains loads of information about history and secret societies, especially about Illuminati and Vatican. I also see everybody mentioning a formula. Presuming that sort of thing really existed in his books, then they'd have to be the book themselves. What he does is create a well written thriller that keeps you glued to the book to spread a message, to spread information. All his studies show some pretty fascinating stuff that he couldn't have advertised better than this.
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